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Badminton: Mulhouse hosts the Senior French Championships

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The French badminton festival

After the French youth championships in 2018, the Red Star Mulhouse Badminton hosts the French Senior Championships, making Mulhouse the capital of the elite tricolor badminton.

The best French players will compete in the 5 disciplines (men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles).

Some 150 players, coaches, officials, 1500 spectators per day of competition, will be welcomed and supervised by a troop of 200 volunteers motivated to make this event the celebration of French badminton in Mulhouse.

The elite of tricolor badminton

After its success in 2019 in Rouen, Brice Leverdez, licensed at the Créteil club, will he be able to resist the young wave and make the pass of 10?

Never worried about the 2019 edition that she dominated head and shoulders, Marie Batomene Aulnay-sous-Bois club player will try to keep her first crown.

Which pair of double ladies will manage to dislodge Delphine Delrue (USEE d’Ecouen) and Léa Palermo (BACLY de Lyon)) from the top step of the podium?

Thom Gicquel

In mixed doubles, Delphine Delrue (USEE) and Thom Gicquel (Red Star Mulhouse) were able to confirm their first title acquired in 2018 by staying on the highest step in 2019. Will they be able to make the pass of three in 2020 at home for Thom?

In double man the pass of three was made in Rouen by Julien Maio (MDMSA of Mont-Saint-Aignan) and his friend Bastian Kersaudy (BCCO of Chambly). We can bet that Thom Gicquel at home and his partner Ronan Labar (AUCB d’Aix-en-Provence) will be keen to prevent them from reaching a fourth title.

Mulhouse badists

Kenji Lovang
Kenji Lovang

On the Mulhouse side, in addition to Thom Gicquel, hopes will rest on Margot Lambert (single and double lady), Kenji Lovang (double man and mixed), Maxim Ziegler (single and double man) and of course on Arnaud Merkle (single and double man) ), Maxim and Arnaud being partners in duplicate.

Margot Lambert
Margot Lambert

As a reminder, Arnaud Merkle, a native of Staffelfelden, confided in m2A and me in a video of his web series in November 2018.

Raphaël Gavois will have to go through the qualifying round to hope to join them as a single man.

The competition program:

  • Thursday January 30, 2020 (10 am-8.30pm): qualifications
  • Friday January 31, 2020 (10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.): 16th and 8th finals
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 (10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.): quarterfinals and semi-finals
  • Sunday February 2, 2020 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.): finals

© Photos : Lucas Noyon

In practice

Gilbert Buttazzoni Sports Palace
33, rue de l’Illberg – Mulhouse
Information and ticketing on the tournament site: https://france.ffbad.org/

Posted Thursday 23 January 2020 at 11:59 a.m.

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